||Underwater Baikal at its best all year round.|
Experience the best of Lake Baikal's
Lake Baikal, being located in the middle of Siberia, just recently has become a unique
diving location. It remains unknown among diving fans, it is private, severe, immaculate and relatively unexplored.
Daily dives take place from Listvyanka village on the shores of Lake Baikal (one hour's drive from Irkutsk) all year round.
It is not a problem if you have never dived before. We have dives available which cater for all levels of experience form absolute
beginners right through to experts. From first timers and recreational divers to nitrox/trimix deep technical dives.
Single or group guided dives from the shore are available all year round.
For winter dives in Lake Baikal / ice diving please
Daily Introduction dives for non-certified divers (max. depth 9m):
1 dive per day: 7500R per person, 1 pax
1 dive per day: 5500R per person, 2 pax
For certified divers:
1 dive per day: 7000R per person, 1 pax
1 dive per day: 5000R per person, 2 pax
- technical instructor/ dive-master
- all necessary equipment: tanks, weights, weight belts,
dry/wet suit, fins, regulator, mask, BC.
||Wet suit diving is possible in Lake Baikal at some times of year, but bear in
mind that the waters are ALWAYS very cold. Already at the depth of 10 meters the water temperature is +4C, +8C
(39.2F, 46.4F) in July - November and +0.5C, +2C (32.9F, 35.6F) in December - June.|
This environment makes dry suit diving a much better option. As you know dry suit diving is very different
form wet suit diving, so we strongly recommend eager divers take a course in Baikal and gain their official
international dry suit diving certificate.
Dry Suit Diver Course / 2 dives in 1 day:
Price: 15500R including equipment rent
- theory, personal instruction,
in-water training, two dives with an instructor, all equipment with dry suite, international Dry Suit Diving
Prerequisites: Open Water certificate or equivalent
- CMAS 3* instructor N RUS
- Trimix instructor - trainer IANTD N 574
- Trimix instructor IANTD N 7120
- ER instructor
- trainer TDI N 5721
- Advanced Trimix instructor TDI N 5721
- Instructor - trainer SDI N 5721
- Full Cave
instructor TDI N 5721
- Site Mount Instructor TDI N 5721
Genady is Russian cold water diving champion and has
been down to depths in excess of 155 metres!
- Trimix instructor IANTD N 4834
- Full Cave diver TDI
All of our instructors are professional, experienced divers. We pride
ourselves on a combining a personal approach with the highest level of expertise.
Test yourself under Siberian ice diving in caves of lake Baikal in winter. The temperature of the air is -30 C and the
water t is + 3.5 C. We will make you feel comfortable! And be sure to venture into the great outback to experience the
unique grandeur of underwater Lake Baikal. Baikal Ice Diving: click here
Contact us to book a diving day.
||Water t° (depth>10m)
|| Air t° (daytime)
||May 15 - June 10
June 10 - 30
July 01 - 31
August 01 - 31
September 01 - 31
October 01 - 31
November - December
January / Ice formations
February - March
April - May 15 / Ice melting
25-30m (82-98 ft.)
Full Live-Aboard Baikal Diving Cruises
From the middle of May till
December the best way to explore underwater Baikal is a diving safari / cruise on a specially equipped charter boat. This is
also the only way to visit the wild remote sites of Baikal which are relatively unexplored. Our dive boats for 6, 12 and 16
passengers are equipped with everything to give divers a great combination of comfort and underwater natural beauty.
Dive boats with 3, 6 and 8 double cabins:
- shower / bathroom
- dinning room and dive deck
18km/hour (10 knots)
- electricity 220V
- large staging areas
- all necessary diving equipment, two compressors,
Nitrox/Trimix mixing systems, oxygen and helium tanks (deco-tanks), 15 liter steel tanks with one and double valve, 24 liter double
tanks with twin manifolds, stages for 8, 10 and 12 liters, weights and other diving equipment (for rent)
- 4 crew members plus
- all safety equipment complies with international guard regulations
Baikal Diving Cruise period: from the middle of May till December.
Baikal Dive cruise duration: from 2 to 12 days
Baikal Diving cruise: upon your request can include up to 4 recreational dives every day or 1, 2 technical dives
per day or dive courses to earn additional dive certificates (Dry Suit Diver, Advanced OWD, Nitrox, Instructor level,
Advanced Nitrox or Trimix Diver).
Baikal Diving Cruise Price: 15000 rubles per day
What is Included in the Baikal Diving Cruise?
- Accommodations on Board
- All the meals, Baikal &
Siberian cuisine (plenty of meet soups, fish salads & fried vegetables!). On arrival day, our service makes a
stop at a local store en-route to the boat so you can stock up if you desire.
- Drinking Water, Coffee, Tea
- Experienced instructors and dive guides
- Transfers from Irkutsk to the starting point
What is not Included?
- National Parks' Fees - paid on the place and depends upon the cruise route
- Flight Ticket to Irkutsk
- Personal Diving Equipment: Dry Suit, Regulators, BCD, fins, mask, etc.. (available
for rent on boat)
- Nitrox/Helium (available for rent on boat)
Sample Baikal Diving Cruise Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival, meeting, transfer to the boat, breakfast,
cruise start. Diving, Chernaya Rechka (Black River), canyons, walls, sponges. Diving, Sennaya, drop-offs, canyons, tunnel.
Overnight cruise to Olkhon Island. Meals and night aboard.
Day 2: After breakfast diving at Uhan cape, ledged slope,
rocks and rifts. Diving at Burun-Bude cape, canyons, drop-off wall. Diving at Otstoinyi bay, sandy rocky slope, flat sponges.
Meals and night aboard. Evening fire on the shore.
Day 3: Diving at Izhimei cape (next to the deepest point of
Baikal), vertical slope. 11:00 - 17:00 Crossing the lake to Ushkani archipelago. Dive at Kruglyi island, volcanic wall, grottoes,
canyons. Evening diving at Big Ushkany island - cave, rock-sand bottom, gardens of sponges. Night on anchor. Meals and night
Day 4: Observing seals at Tonky island. Diving near the Dolgy island, volcanic wall, grottoes, canyons.
Overnight crossing the lake to Baikalo-Lensky nature reserve
Day 5: Diving at Icy river, vertical wall. Diving at
Kedrovyi cape, rock-sand wall, jungles of sponges. Evening on the shore, fishing, hiking, camp fire. Overnight cruise to Olkhon
Island. Meals and night aboard.
Day 6: Visit the Khuzir village on the island. Diving at Burkhan cape - buryat
sacred place. Sandy bottom, huge stones. Diving at Zamogoi island. Diving at Hoboi-Hushun cape. Overnight cruise to Bolshie Koty
Day 7: Diving at Chayachiy island, drop-off, unusual geological structures, grotto, flat sponges. Diving at
Skripper cliff, ledged wall, canyon, split cliffs, grotto. Diving at Sennaya bay, underwater tunnel. Night aboard in a sheltered
Day 8: Diving at Srednyaya cape. Diving at Baranchiki cape, flooded 19th century Trans-siberian railway. Diving
at Tolstyi cape, flooded railway. Evening on the shore. Camp fire. Night aboard.
Day 9: Diving at Katorzhanka wall,
remains of the flooded Trans-siberian carriage. Diving at Krestovka river, canyons, grottos, old mooring. Evening party. Next day
transfer to the airport.
|Cruise itinerary: Listvyanka - Pribaikalsky national park - eastern shore of Olkhon island - Ushkani Islands - Baikalolensky nature reserve (The shores of brown bears) - Small Sea strait - Old Circumbaikal railway - Listvyanka.
There is no fixed schedule. The Captain varies the itinerary to take advantage of the best weather and diving conditions. Different
itineraries are planned to dive in the southern, central and northern basins as well as diving at Ushkany Islands to observe Baikal
seals. There are still many unexplored areas in Lake Baikal where nobody has ever dived before.
We are ready to show all the
beauty of Lake Baikal with the professionalism you are looking for.
to book a diving cruise or ask any question.